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Information Technology

Debasis Gupta – Management Information System Specialist

 

The Jersey City Public School District provides all students and staff the foundation on which to build a technologically enhanced, restructured, supportive, learning environment. Our vision is that the most appropriate technologies are infused in the most natural manner into highly effective instructional and administrative programs so that the public school community has equitable access to achieve a richer, more challenging, rewarding, educational experience from routine use of technologies.
 
To this end, we strive to ensure that the transitions to technologically enriched programs are as seamless and transparent as possible.
 

The IT department of the Jersey City Public Schools district has the primary responsibility for the maintenance of the core business components, student information systems  and central operation of the computer network that supports the entire school district.  This department works as a backbone to district Information systems and connects to all schools to establish a central database. We bring the experience and professionalism to the district business operation and functionalities.

The motto of the IT department is to provide the schools with reliable state-of-art network, computing resources and information technology services.

 

 

 

Web Application Development

 

The department develops, implements, and maintains web-based BPM solutions, Payroll & HR Software (Systems 3000), Student Information Systems (Infinite Campus), Student Incident report systems and other cloud based applications for the district.

 

Network Administration

The Network Administrators support the physical components of the LAN/WAN network, District-wide e-mail system, central office and school servers, as well as desktop, laptop, and other portable devices, this includes both hardware, software IOS, and programs and Internet connectivity systems (routers, switches and wireless access points).  Another task is monitoring both the security and connectivity of the network infrastructure for potential circuit failures, hardware or software component failures and system software upgrades. There are several products deployed and supported in the district to ensure both security and productivity while enabling the Board of Education and school staff to use technology with confidence. Some of these solutions are Google Suite, Sophos Enterprise Anti-Virus Endpoint and Server protection, and Websense Web Security for safe Internet browsing All active staff members are provided with a network ID for access to server secure content and an e-mail account so they can receive emergency notices or updates as well as communicate with other staff members.

In October 2018, Business technology department, finished the migration of all our Schools WAN circuits from Verizon to Comcast, saving the District thousands of dollars with the new contract.

 

Communication & Students

 

The department is responsible for supporting district wide GMail, Google Classroom, G-suite, Printing Services and other education technology services.

 

Data & NJ DOE Reporting

This department is also responsible for collecting and reporting the data required by the State of New Jersey to be in compliance with the laws that govern educational funding for Local Education Administrations. We therefore support data warehouses for student data and staff data that was used to create the reports e.g., ASSA. However, all of this data is now being processed through weekly uploads to NJ SMART. NJ SMART is constantly expanding its ownership of data that was previously processed manually or via off line reports.

 

Curriculum Software

This department supports several Curriculum software for the district like Clever, Performance Matters, Achieve 3000 etc.

 

Help Desk Operation

The Help Desk function supports over thirty-nine school buildings that have computer equipment, copiers, scanners, and Smart Boards, Promethean Boards handheld devices and smart devices. The hours of the Help Desk are from 8 AM to 4 PM, Monday – Friday. We not only trouble shoot problems but also provide technical support for Board of Education meetings or other high profile events.

Our goal is to continue to move towards transforming the Jersey City School District into the most efficiently and effectively run business entity within New Jersey by utilizing the latest technological innovations available.

For more information you can send an e-mail to helpdesk@jcboe.org